Friday, May 30, 2014

new work & progress

well, there's all sorts going on around here and hopefully I will have my new website launched next week with my first 'collection' of pieces available. this will be the first new work i've had available for quite a while. don't forget that this new work will only be available through that site first and I'll add it to my etsy shop at a later date.

another thing to remember is that this will also be the end of this blog as after about 7 years and 734 posts I will be making it an integrated part of my website which you can either bookmark or keep up with me on facebook or flickr. I do tweet upon occasion but not that often.

Monday, May 26, 2014

notes from here

a pretty dead visitor and the garden is blooming away

managed to catch a hypnotic show from toumani diabate in norwich last week

Monday, May 19, 2014


i've been doing quite a bit of work behind the scenes of late; it's funny how things just come together sometimes.

there is a new website in the works which will incorporate a gallery of older work, shop for new work going forward and a new blog. i've decided to put this blog to bed, after many years i feel like some fresh starts. i will continue to have work available through my restless things shop but new work will be launched on my new website several weeks before it hits there. 

if you're on facebook you can keep up with me here but if you prefer the blog format i'll be posting a link to it once the new site is up and running.

this will also be the end of digital prints. when i first started out digital prints were a cost effective way of making my work available to more people. when i look at these now i feel they're missing the point of my work having a sense of history and a tactile quality, they are dull and flat replicas. i still have a small stock of printer paper and can make orders on request. a few more popular prints will remain available whilst the printer paper lasts but these will ultimately be phased out for good.

i will be launching my work in small collections taking time to bring together a group of pieces that have a narrative with each other, work will be available on an as and when basis. i am starting to work with some different materials and am currently playing with some larger scale block prints, textile designs and clay - hopefully all for future release - how exciting!

i hope some of you will follow me into this foray and i'll keep you posted on any happenings...

Monday, May 12, 2014

notes from here

good monday greetings to you! let's hope this week pans out better than the last as i'm feeling a bit windswept and interesting from the fierce weather of the past few days...

here's a few doodles from this weekend on salvaged wood and a bunch of bright flowers fresh from the cutting patch to lighten the mood!

Friday, May 09, 2014

work in progress

having a full studio day today and working on some block prints i've been itching to complete! for all of those keeping their eyes peeled for new original work I will be launching a collection of pieces later in the year instead of the usual dribs and drabs so watch this space.

Saturday, May 03, 2014


i attended a wonderful show at the foundling museum (britain's first home for abandoned children) last nite and was completely enthralled by the hundreds of 'tokens' on display. these beautiful unique objects were easily recognisable items that could be used to prove the identity of an infant if the parent(s) found them selves in circumstances to take the child back. breathtaking stuff.

enchanting music was provided by micah blue smaldone and tom kovecevic